Graduate appointed director

By Nissin Behar

A 1968 NIU mathematics graduate has been appointed director of the computing and telecommunications division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

Naperville resident David Weber is in charge of the “overall running of Argonne,” said Cheryl Marshall of Argonne’s Public Affairs office. Weber will oversee the operations and functions at Argonne, she said.

Weber’s recently-appointed position includes research in advanced scientific computing and central management information systems.

Weber began working at Argonne in 1974. His past positions include manager of the computing services department, and section manager and nuclear engineer in the reactor analysis divison.

In 1970, Weber earned a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign_Urbana. A doctorate in nuclear engineering from U of I followed in 1974. He was a research professor, while at U of I.

Weber’s other accomplishments include the position of staff engineer at the Atomic Energy Commission in Bethesda, Md., an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1986 and author or co_author of more than 25 articles.

He has served as division officer and a program committee chairman in the mathematics and computational division of the American Nuclear Society. He also was the Indian Prairie Community School District 204 vice president from 1983 to 1984.

Linda Sons, NIU mathematics professor, recalls that Weber was in some of her classes and remembers him as a “very good student.” Upon hearing of Weber’s new position, Sons said, “Good for David.”